All of this stems from you.
The crowds. The energy. The community spirit. Everything that makes ArtPrize great begins with you artists. And whether you’re a veteran of the event or looking to participate for the first time, we’re thrilled to invite you to register below.
ArtPrize offers you one of the largest contemporary art audiences in the world. Artists will have the opportunity to connect with a venue, and together you’ll collaborate to showcase your work. The venues take many forms: museums and galleries, bars and restaurants, parks and hotels and all manner of small businesses. Each individual artist brings a burst of creativity to a different part of the city. And when all of those artworks come together over eighteen days, the result is a remarkable constellation of beauty, talent, and joy.
For 2023, we’re developing new opportunities for engagement—exciting ways of bringing artists and the community together to spark inspiration for all.
So get ready. Artist registration begins May 1st, and other details are right around the corner.
Public Vote Grand Prizes
ArtPrize is an open, international art competition which takes place for 18 days in the fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At each event, the voting public decides the winners of $400,000 in prizes, including a $125,000 grand prize. Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate.
Juried Vote Category Prizes
Jurors, who are selected based on their expertise and experience, will award $125,000 worth of prizes to 10 different artists. Each entry category: 2D, 3D, Installation, Time-Based, and Digital will have a dedicated juror who will view all entries within that category and select a $20K winner and $5K runner-up.
- Vanguard Award
Recognizing contemporary Black artists
- Originators Award
Recognizing contemporary Indigenous / Native American artists
- Horizontes Award
Recognizing contemporary Latino artists
- Crossroads Award
Recognizing contemporary Asian American / Pacific Islander artists
- Prism Award
Recognizing contemporary LGBTQIA+ artists
ArtPrize Visibility Awards
ArtPrize is committed to supporting, engaging, and recognizing contemporary artists from underrepresented communities and demographics who exemplify excellence in their work. For 2023, there will be $75K in awards across 5 community categories.